Tiger Woods and Justin Rose are the co-leaders after Day 1 of the 2012 Tour Championship in Atlanta, Ga. Both golfers finished the day at 4-under. Rory McIlroy, who has won three out of the past four PGA Tour events, shot 1-under in the opening round.
Playing well early in tournaments is nothing new for Woods, who overcame two bogeys by racking up six birdies in a balanced round of golf. Meanwhile, Rose finished strong, as he birdied three out of the last five holes to make his way to the top of the leaderboard.
McIlroy struggled out of the gate, as he bogeyed the opening hole. He made up for it with a birdie two holes later, but more-or-less stayed under the radar from that point forward, barely able to stay below par.
Illinois alum Steve Stricker finished a shot back of the lead and is very much in the hunt, while Northwestern product Luke Donald shot a 1-over 71.
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